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front

 
pronunciation:
fruhnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
in front of
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the most forward part or side of something, such as a building.
synonyms:
forefront, forepart
antonyms:
back, backside, rear
similar words:
facade, face, fore
definition 2: the position or place at the head or beginning of a line, group, or the like.
He sat in the front of the class.
synonyms:
forefront, lead
antonyms:
back, rear
similar words:
cutting edge, top, vanguard
definition 3: one's bearing or manner in the face of difficulty.
He was sad, but he managed to put up a cheerful front.
synonyms:
countenance, demeanor, face, mien
similar words:
air, bearing, comportment, exterior, manner, semblance
definition 4: the area where military conflict occurs.
Soldiers were rushed to the European front.
synonyms:
arena, battlefield
similar words:
action, firing line, theater, vanguard
definition 5: frontage.
synonyms:
frontage
definition 6: the forward edge of a mass of cold or warm air.
similar words:
edge
definition 7: a person, group, or thing that serves to mask illegal activity.
synonyms:
cover
similar words:
cover story, fašade, masquerade, screen, stalking-horse
definition 8: any area of activity; field.
the latest news on the sports front
synonyms:
area, arena, field
similar words:
sphere
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, related to, or located in the front.
synonyms:
anterior, foremost, forward, frontal
antonyms:
back, last, rear
similar words:
headmost, leading, right
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fronted, fronting, fronts
definition 1: to face or look out on.
synonyms:
face
definition 2: to serve as or provide a front for.
similar words:
disguise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be facing in a specified direction.
a house that fronts on the river
synonyms:
face
similar words:
look, point
definition 2: to serve as a mask or cover for an illegal activity.
similar words:
cover
phrase: in front of